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5 Steps To Prevent Senior Falls

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Did You Know…According To the National Council On Aging One in Four Americans 65+ Falls Each Year

Senior Adults falls can have lasting results on the body and mind. At Dogwood Forest we believe staying informed can help senior adults and their families to stay happy and healthy.

Our friends at Fox Rehabilitation have come up with a wonderful and informative article highlighting 5 Steps To Prevent Falls. Read More Now…

Check Out The QUICK FACTS!

Two-thirds of those who experience a fall will fall again within 6 months Two-thirds of falls are preventable! At least one-third of all falls in the elderly involve environmental hazards in the home Most falls do not result in serious injury. However, there is often a psychological impact. 25% of community-dwelling people 75 or over unnecessarily restrict their activities because of fear of falling.… Read more...

What is Assisted Living?

Posted by The Mauldin Group on September 17th, 2020 in Acworth Ga, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson, Grayson Ga., senior care | No Comments
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What is assisted living and how does it differ from other forms of senior care options?

What services are included and why may it be the best choice for many families? If you worry about the safety of an aging loved one, especially if they are living alone, you may need to start considering your options and explore why assisted living in Dogwood Forest can be a logical choice. … Read more...

Talking to Your Senior Parents About Giving up Driving

Posted by The Mauldin Group on August 1st, 2020 in Acworth Ga, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson Ga., Lifestyle | No Comments
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Starting a candid conversation with your elderly loved ones about difficult topics can be challenging. Real estate planning and finances, assisted living and long-term care, it’s usually unpleasant to discuss these topics with them. However, many adults have admitted that the hardest conversation to have with their senior parents is to tell them to stop driving. Most of the time, driving symbolizes a person’s independence, so to tell your parents that you need to take their car keys away can give an impression of disabling them. As senior living experts in Dunwoody, GA, we understand your concern, and we would like to suggest a few ways to tackle this issue. … Read more...

Documenting Our Patriots, Preserving Your Family’s History

Posted by The Mauldin Group on July 4th, 2020 in Acworth Ga, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson Ga., Lifestyle | No Comments
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Today, we remember the veterans of our great country. As the years go by, more and more veterans from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War are getting older and passing away. Their stories may be lost to future generations if not documented properly. As a leading assisted living facility, we are well-experienced in providing care for elderly veterans. In honor of the heroes who answered their country’s call in the time of need, we would like to share with you a few ways to keep their memories alive and preserve your family and our patriots’ histories. … Read more...

Discussing End-of-Life Plans With Your Parents

Posted by The Mauldin Group on June 15th, 2020 in Acworth Ga, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson Ga., Lifestyle | No Comments
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Growing up, you might think that the birds-and-bees conversation was the most uncomfortable one to have with your parents. However, as time flies by and your parents are approaching a different stage in life, end-of-life concerns arise. As uneasy as this issue is, it should not be left undiscussed. At our assisted living center in Dunwoody, Georgia, we have provided many families with guidance on navigating this prickly topic. Therefore, we would like to suggest a few ways to make the end-of-life discussion with your parents easier. 

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Five Great Senior Online Sites For Staying Mentally Active

Posted by The Mauldin Group on May 13th, 2020 in Acworth Ga, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson Ga., Mind | No Comments
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Stressed, confused and bored, these are the feelings we are all going through during this incredibly tough time of social distancing and isolation. For older adults, who might be at higher risk for COVID–19, the quarantine it appears, will be lasting a bit longer. Besides dealing with the loneliness, many seniors may develop resistance to challenging themselves mentally and staying active cognitively. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.  As the leading community in Acworth, and the Atlanta area, providing assisted living, we know that there are lots of online resources out there to keep your senior loved ones’ minds sharp. Here are five of our favorites. … Read more...

Staying Close with Your Senior Loved Ones During Covid-19

Posted by The Mauldin Group on April 24th, 2020 in Acworth Ga, COVID-19, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson Ga. | No Comments
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Tips For Staying Emotionally Close During Covid-19

How do you keep in touch with your elderly loved ones without putting them at risk of developing serious complications from the dreaded COVID-19 infection? This can be a tough call but we at Dogwood Forest are doing everything we can to keep our assisted living community in Dunwoody COVID-free and protect our residents and associates from infection and transmission.… Read more...

Let’s Get Physical: Encouraging Movement for Your Senior Loved Ones

Posted by The Mauldin Group on March 25th, 2020 in Acworth Ga, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson Ga., Lifestyle | No Comments
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Stay Active with Your Loved Ones in Assisted Living 

Physical and mental health are important to people of all ages. Remaining physically active is still possible for senior adults, so and exercising at that age can be done through enjoyable hobbies. Having an appropriate activity level is key, and here are different ways for your senior loved one to still live their lives to the fullest.  … Read more...

What To Expect When A Parent Goes To Assisted Living

Posted by The Mauldin Group on September 30th, 2019 in Acworth Ga, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson Ga., Spirit | No Comments
A Realistic Look at the Move to Assisted Living

Moving a parent into assisted living is a challenging and emotional change. Your parents may grieve the loss of their youth, their independence, and the home they worked to build. They might also be worried about aging, making friends, finding their place in a new environment.

This will have you second-guessing your decision through the whole process. Plus you will feel guilty. All of these feelings are normal and do not last forever. To help ease your mind, here are 10 things you should know about moving a parent to assisted living.… Read more...

Dogwood Assisted Living Communities Offer 8 Tips For Inspiring Activity In Seniors

Posted by The Mauldin Group on August 28th, 2019 in Acworth Ga, Dunwoody, GA, Grayson Ga., Lifestyle | No Comments
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Keep Your Mind And Body Active As You Age

As adults get older, they tend to become less active. This can be attributed to more aches and pains, less energy, or fewer friends to exercise with. Regardless, this is a natural trend that can be easily reversed. A recent study by the National Institute on Aging found that physical activity is linked to better cognition in senior adults, even for those with dementia. Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Atlanta, Acworth, Dunwoody and Grayson offer these 8 ways seniors can engage their minds and bodies for healthy aging.… Read more...